This will be a great weekend for hunting special event stations! Historic events such as D-Day and the Battle of Midway combine with Museum Ships on the Air weekend to provide plenty of stations to hunt for. Museum Ships Weekend is one of my favorite amateur radio weekends of the year!
After two weeks, it seems that the Special Events post is a success. The Memorial Day post had 62 page views, not bad for a small blog like this! If you have a special event you’d like me list in one of these posts, please send me the information and I’ll make sure to include it.
Battle of Midway Commemorations:
- 2 June 2012, 1300-2359Z, W0M – Southeast Metro Amateur Radio Club, operating near 28.460, 21.360, 14.260, and 7.260. Certificate, QSL to SEMARC – WØM, 1655 – 68th St West, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077. Website: www.semarc.org
- 4 June 2012, 1200-2200Z, W2W – Amateur Radio Club, National Electronics Museum, operating near 21.270, 14.270, and 7.240. Certificate & QSL to W2W – Special Event Station, PO Box 1693, MS 4015, Baltimore, MD 21203. Website: ww-2.us
- 2-3 June 2012, 0000-2359Z, NA5DV – Battleship USS Texas, operating near 21.360, 14.250 7.190, and 3.860. QSL to Sachiko Peet, QSL@NA5DV, 23635 River Place Dr, Katy, TX 77494. Website: www.NA5DV.org
- 2-6 June 2012, 1200-2200Z, W2W – Amateur Radio Club, National Electronics Museum, operating near 21.270, 14.270, and 7.240. Certificate & QSL to W2W – Special Event Station, PO Box 1693, MS 4015, Baltimore, MD 21203. Website: ww-2.us
2-16 June 2012, 1300-0100Z – N4M – 150th Anniversary of the Civil War Naval Battle of Memphis: The WCARS/VEC will be operating throughout the period, but the primary operation will be on 2 June from Mud Island River Park and Museum which overlooks the battle site. They’ll be operating around 14.260, 14.040, 7.260, and 7.040. QSL to Jim Pogue, KH2AR, PO Box 3777, Memphis, TN 38173.
2 June 2012, 1400-1800Z – NC4MC – Badin Bomber Crash 1944: The Montgomery Amateur Radio Society will be operating to remember the crash of a US Navy PBJ-1 in Badin Lake. They’ll be operating around 14.250. Certificate, QSL to Donald L. Grady, KG4ZRH, 120 Woodline Dr, Troy, NC 27371.
Museum Ships on the Air Weekend:
The weekend of 2-3 June is the 2012 Museum Ships on the Air weekend, an outstanding opportunity to work amateur radio stations aboard museum ships around the globe. This is an event that I really enjoy even though I don’t get competitive about seeing how many I can work. For a list of the ships that will be active, see the Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Society’s website: http://www.nj2bb.org/museum/